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this morning on "early today" debt divide. another day of debt crisis negotiations sees party leaders move further apart. tabloid trouble. new accusations in the growing scandal surrounding the empair of media mogul rupert murdock. bench cleared. a brawl breaks out in a marijuana league matchup in washington state. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, and good morning. i'm lynn berry. today we begin with deficit dirty work.
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another day of high level debt talks at the white house yesterd yesterday, and president obama did add clarity to the seemingly stall ruling out a stop gap plan. here's kristen dahlgren with more on this. >> reporter: another day, near meeting, another deadlock on a deal of trying to raise the debt ceiling. they will try again, meeting again today, but with just three weeks to go until that august 2nd deadline, it doesn't appear that they're moving any closer. the two sides still far apart on the issues of spending cuts and taxes. in a news conference yesterday the president said he would be willing to put the democratic sacred cows of entitlement programs like social security and medicare on the table in exchange for republicans bending some on changing some tax loopholes. republicans continue to insist that any tax increases would be
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a burden to job creation. they say that that is not on the table at all. they continue to look for a smaller deficit reduction package. the president said he will not sign a stop gap measure to push this 30 or 60 days down the road. he says now is the time to eat their peas. back at the table, we'll have to see if anyone is pecking up their fork. kristen dahlgren, thank you. the hits just keep on coming for rupert murdock's embattled media empire. amid a fresh round of allegations that reporters of two of his other english newspapers "the sun" and "the sunday times" packed boo the bank account, legal files, and medical records of former prime minister gordon brown. stephanie gosk has more. >> reporter: the tabloid news of the world is stamped, but the
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allegations keep coming in. former prime minister gordon brown is accusing "the sunday times" another murdock paper, of illegally pursuing private medical and financial information about him and his family. there are also reports that a member of the royal protect guard responsible for the royal family security showed a list of phone numbers to "the news of the world." >> the things we're hearing are appalling. what people need to know is i am determined to get to the bottom of this. sfoo there are already signs that the expanding crisis is affecting news corp.'s business. the deputy prime minister nick cleg called on rupert murdock to back down on his deal to merge with a british tv network. cleg met with the parents of millie. she was abduct and murdered, and the world of news hacked into
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her phone. testify any gosk, nbc news, london. well, two crew members of the u.s. space shuttle atlantis have a busy and memorable day ahead. removing ae busted cooling pump from the international space station during the shuttle program's final space walk. yesterday the station's robotic arm transferred a bus-size container of supplies that atlantis hauled up from earth. nasa says the atlantis crew will stay in space one day longer than planned to help put away the nearly five tons of food, clothes, and household goods that will keep the station going for an entire year. now here's a look at other stories making news today in america. whether it is winter or summer, chicago manages to keep its windy city reputation intact. a violent storm slapped the city and nearby suburbs on monday pounding morning commuters with heavy rain, downed trees, and blowing out power to over 800,000 residents and
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businesses. there were no reports of any storm-related deaths. it took seconds for explosives to bring down one historic pennsylvania bridge. the decision to replace the 105-year-old span was made after routine inspections revealed structural damage. construction on a new bridge is scheduled to begin shortly. a floral gator that thought it found the perfect neighborhood to get some sun had its sun bathing cut short by wildlife officials. residents watched as the 7 foot gator put up quite a struggle before tiring itself out. it was eventually removed, and will be euthanized. finally, at a minor league game in washington a routine play on a ground ball led to a major league bench clearing brawl. look at that. the melee was triggered after the player thrown out brushed against one of the opposing fielders. it took 15 minutes to restore order. several players were ejected. not very good sportsmanship.
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now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's bill karins with your weather channel forecast. people don't know that's usually how we start the show fighting for air time zoosh you can sit there and tell them that's not good sportsmanship, guys. >> give them a little lecture. do you like that? >> i have gotten those before, from you. well, good morning. let's talk about the heat. it's not just the heat. now we're throwing on top of it really, really intense humidity, and that's what made it feel so uncomfortable yesterday in so many areas. just to add to the record books, 104 yesterday in oklahoma city, and now we're talking 12, 13 straight days in a row with 100 degree heat. the all-time record is 22 days in a row, and we have a shot at that. that's ridiculous. as far as the heat goes, yesterday with spread to the east coast. the high pressure is centered over the top of tennessee, and this is going to bring that hot air to the big cities of i-95 just one day for you, but it's the humidity that really gets our attention. a lot of people, you know,
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dewpoints don't mean much to them. if your dewpoint is above 07, the air is sticky and uncomfortable, and the dark green shows you where that is. it's pretty much the whole eastern half of the country today. it's feeling very uncomfortable outside because of the humidity. we have heat advisories. we have heat warnings in effect in so many areas. we're talking 98 in d.c. it's going to feel like 105. in areas here especially north of dallas really hot stuff. that's a look at your national forecast. now here's a look at the weather outside your window. thunderstorms will be possible today, but they're not going to be widespread. it's going to be isolated storms late in the afternoon. new york city, the hartford. not like yesterday where we had huge storms develop throughout the day. i don't want to hear any complaints because it's going to be 97 in new york. it's only within day. >> you're not going to hear it from me. you know -- >> other areas of the country, much, much worse. >> when it's 115 in other places, give me 9 234i7 day. all right, bill.
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thank you so much. well, stocks stumble. big deals in the works, and a costly on-line business hiccup. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, pushed to do her duty for her country. actress mila goes above and beyond. the sluggers swing for the fences, and one player turns the home run derby into a family affair. you're watching "early today."
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good morning, and wack back to "early today." i'm lynn berry. afghan president hamid karzai's half brother was shot and killed today in his own house by a friend. to critics, ahmed ali karzai, head of the provincial council, had become a symbol of corruption within the karzai administration. supporters of syrian president assad stormed the u.s. and french embassies in damascus on monday smashing windows and
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spraying graffiti. this as secretary of state hillary clinton said assad has lost legitimacy in the wake of his country's brutal crackdown on protesters. the justice department has issued new gun shop rules for the four southwestern border states, requiring dealers to alert the federal government to frequent buyers of high-powered rifles. it's part of an effort to stem the flow of weapons into mexico. a possible curve ball for the fan that caught derek jeter's 3,000th career hit and returned the ball graciously. the "new york times" reports christian lopez may have to pay taxes on the value of his reward. four tickets to every yankees game for the rest of the season. now here's an early look at how wall street will kick off the day. the dow opened at 12,505 after falling yesterday. the s&p tumbled 24 points.
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the nasdaq sank 57. in tokyo the nikkei dropped 143 points, while in hong kong the hang seng lost a whopping 684. stocks had their worst day in nearly a month monday as stalled budget talks in and italy's growing debt problem cents investors running for cover. rattled by friday's jobs figures, even the hint of bank problems in italy, europe's third biggest economy, sent shivers through the street. the nasdaq tumbled 2%. the s&p 500 wiped out its gains for the month. wall street's so-called fear index spiked more than 15%. financials were hardest hit. citigroup dropped over 5%. bank of america lost more than 3%. the euro fell below $1.40 for the first time since may and hit a record low against the swiss franc. jittery investors flocked to bonds. the ten-year yield fell below
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3%. plagued by a phone-hacking scandal news corp. dropped more than 7.5%. the most on the s&p. arch chemicals was a winner, shooting up 12%. it's being bought by swiss drug maker lonza for $1.2 billion. international papers launched an unsolicited $3.approximate 3 billion bid for smaller rival temple inland. after the bell alcoa posted a big second quarter profit thanks to soaring prices for aluminum. wall street will listen for fed chief ben bernanke's testimony today in the house. he is expected to push for a quick budget deal with no big spending cuts. finally, thanks to a glitch, an on-line shopping site in new zealand charged customers only postage and handling for pricey tvs and ipods. unfortunately for the customers, the company is only offering cancellation or purchase at the proper price.
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sounds too good to be true. it usually is. coming up, golf's u.s. open for women goes into overtime, and baseball's home run derby goes for distance. plus, something about the home run contest for new york yankee made it an extra special affair. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. in weather once again. s we'll watch dangerous thunderstorms, but the big story the heat. probably the hottest day of the summer today. you're watching "early today."
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good morning. if you are just waking up, this is "early today." in sports last night baseball held an event that's become almost as popular as the all-star game itself. the home run derby. here's mario solis with a look at all your sports headlines. >> hi there. good morning. before tonight the midsummer classic. to phoenix where the red sox adrian gonzalez made a big splash. hit the second homer of the opening round into the pool in right field. he hit a best nine homer to get things started. prince fielder was the king of distance smashing this one-half way to albuquerque, 474 feet, two feet longer than robinson
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cano's best. a final between baseball's best rivalry, red sox versus yankees. gonzalez versus cano. check out the fab. makes a catch. he was all wet, and it turns out gonzalez was sunk. cano put on a show. he had his dad pitch to him. he had 12 home runs in six outs finishing with a total of 32 home runs. robinson cano is your 2011 home run derby champion. zimplgt the all-star game is tonight at 8:00 eastern. phillies a's haliday will take the mound. the birdie on 18 forces a playoff. then yun wins it. . finally, the home run derby is all about sluggers hitting the long ball, but for one moment a
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kid with a glove stole the show. cano hit a moon shot for his final out of the first round. several ball boys were there to make the catch, but one of them came up big. diving grab. sign him up. cano may have the title, but that kid has the memory that will last for a lifetime. and that's a look at sports on early today. i'm mario solis. >> early today sports is brought to you by touch of gray. get rid of some gray, never all. >> scandal or no scandal. you can't keep arnold off the big screen. early morning entertainment headlines are straight ahead. plus, guaranteed you've dreamed about it before while sitting in traffic bumper to bumper. well, now it's a reality. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back. thunderstorms, big ones too, rolling this morning across nebraska. mostly in rural areas. they are headed for sioux falls and also sioux city. that's where some of the worst flooding has been. we don't need more wet weather, but it looks like you're going to get it. thunderstorms today possible up in new england, but they'll be isolated. the heat is the big story. areas like d.c. near 100. if you are watching us on news 10 albany, georgia, see creative works by self-taught artists showing talent working outside of the mainstream by visionary folk. that's your early event of the day. >> thanks, bill, so much. now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in
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entertainment. two months after putting hollywood on hold in the wake of a damaging sex scandal, arnold schwarzenegger is ready to be back. reports say the former california governor is scheduled to start shooting a modern day western "the last stand" in september. the project south korean director described the film as a cross between "die hard" and "high noon." love that. in what could be the closest possible realization of a reunion england's "the sun" reports paul mccartney and ringo starr have been approached by olympic organizers to perform together along with family members of john lennon. finally, actress mila kunis has accepted sergeant scott morris's to attend the marine corps ball. this is a fantastic story. apparently moore stationed in afghanistan recently posted a clip on youtube asking kunis to go with him.
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encouraged by recent co-star justin timberlake, kunis said i'll do it, agreeing to be the sergeant's date. this comes to us from massachusetts where drivers of one new car can take off in more ways than one. the federal government has given the green light for the transition. america's first flying car to hit the roads and runways. it's a two-seat prop plane that can fly the friendly skies and transform to hit the highway as a four-wheel roadster. they're expected to roll out next year with a $250,000 price tag, giving drivers a costly option for beating traffic jams. meet the future, bill. this is going to be -- >> it's the jetsons have finally come true. >> have i my silver pointy dress to put on. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning. after some big storms last night, things have settled down. it will be a hot and humid day. 73 in parkton. 74 degrees in jericho. hot, humid, a mix of some sun and some clouds. high temperature in the mid 90's. the heat index will be close to 100. we'll come back and check the seven-day forecast. >> 4:57. hot on tv hill.
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all public school programs are closed today. more than that plus another inmate walks off a work assignment in baltimore city. >> and amber alert is issued after a boy is abducted. we will have the latest on the investigation. >> back to the bargaining table. no progress has been made on a debt limit deal. >> we are tracking some closures in hempstead because of an accident. an accident. honey, why aren't youccident in playing with your friends?
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